Purdue Libraries professor has fourth book published

April 27, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University librarian with a background in political science and history has penned his fourth book on developing issues around the world.

Bert Chapman, a professor of library science, and government information and political science librarian's newest work is titled "Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues." Praeger, a division of ABC-Clio Publishing, which released two of his previous books, published it.

"Geopolitics" focuses on the relationships between demography, economics, the environment, geography and politics and how they influence nations' domestic and foreign security policies. The book emphasizes current and emerging trends, examining how the United States and countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, India and Russia are integrating geopolitics into national security planning.

"It's an academic resource, but an educated general reader who is interested in world affairs would find it useful too," Chapman said. "I examine things like Islamic integration in Europe, climate change, current and emerging geopolitical hotspots and China's growing quest for energy resources."

Chapman's previous book, "Military Doctrine: A Reference Handbook," was published in October 2009. His other books include "Researching National Security and Intelligence Policy" and "Space Warfare and Defense."
Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Source: Bert Chapman, 765-494-2837, chapmanb@purdue.edu